Andrew Jordan may have secured his best qualifying result to date in the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton, but the teenager was still frustrated with fourth on the grid at the Hampshire circuit.
The 19-year-old was fifth quickest in both free practice sessions at the quickest circuit on the calendar; a venue where he really marked his arrival in the BTCC with a stunning display last year in the John Guest Racing Honda Integra.
In qualifying, Jordan looked set to help the factory Vauxhall team to secure a lock-out of the top three positions on the grid, but a late lap from Jason Plato left Jordan a frustrated fourth for the opening race on Sunday.
"I'm really frustrated actually,” he said. “I thought we had a 1-2-3 on the grid and then Jason [Plato] put in a lap at the end to put me down to fourth. I know I had the pace to be at least third, I made a mistake on one of my quickest laps, which lost me quite a lot of time, so I know that we're capable of being higher up.
“I made some good starts last time out at Brands Hatch so I'll be visualising doing that on the grid again tomorrow. Hopefully we can lose Jason at the start and then the three of us can pull away."